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2013 Top Toys

2013 Top Toys

To find the very best toys of the year,  Family Fun magazine recruited dozens of families to test more than 300 playthings. Based on their feedback, here are the top 10 winners. Play on! Click here to play!!

Companies nationwide stepping up to hire vets

Companies nationwide stepping up to hire vets

BY LINDA MOSS THE RECORD/MCT It took Francisco “Frank” Miranda, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, about three years to find a job in the civilian world that was a good fit. Since August, Miranda has been working at Home Depot in Totowa, N.J., where he and two fellow vet employees refer to each […]

Local lawmaker pushing personal finance class

Local lawmaker pushing personal finance class

Bill would require high school students to take course BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES State Senator Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange) and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Fort Myers) are introducing legislation requiring high school students to take a half-credit, full-semester course in personal financial literacy to meet graduation requirements. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in […]

‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’

‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’

Negro spirituals to take center stage at civic center FROM STAFF REPORTS A handmade quilt of reproductive fabric from the Civil War era will form the backdrop for a program to be presented at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune-Cookman University on Dec. 7. “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” written and directed by […]

Local Democrats elect new leaders

Local Democrats elect new leaders

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The top two spots of the Volusia County Democratic Party have seen a shake-up since February’s election of Vonzelle Johnson as chair and Emma Brinkley as vice chair. Both officers resigned in recent months and have been replaced by Leslie Pierce as the new chair and Jean Jenner as the […]

Nurse: Don’t ignore the signs of heart disease

Nurse: Don’t ignore the signs of heart disease

BY GRACIE BONDS STAPLES/ MCT THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ATLANTA — Heart failure, according to the American Heart Association, affects 5.7 million Americans and causes more than 55,000 deaths in the United States each year. Not only was Karen Wright privy to those numbers, she could very easily put a face on a great many of […]

Palm Coast preparing for Dec. 14 parade

Palm Coast preparing for Dec. 14 parade

Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. (off State Road 100/Bulldog Boulevard behind Flagler Palm Coast High School). Admission is free. The day kicks off at 2 p.m. with live […]

Midtown health fair, tree-lighting ceremony takes place Dec. 7

Midtown health fair, tree-lighting ceremony takes place Dec. 7

A parade and health fair will both take place on Dec. 7 in Midtown Daytona Beach. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. behind the Daytona Mall. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and several community partners are offering the health fair at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. The fair will […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

‘Helping Citizens Be Aware’ is topic of free Palm Coast event Mark Rutledge of the Crime Prevention Task Force of Florida will give a presentation titled “Helping Citizens Be Aware” during a free Lunch n’ Lecture program offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Topics […]

Three tiny reasons to be thankful

Three tiny reasons to be thankful

Despite mom’s complications during pregnancy, newborn triplets Jasmine, Justin and Joshuaare doing  just fine BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Thanksgiving came two weeks early for Selina Galloway and husband Randy when Mom gave birth to triplets at Halifax Medical Center on Nov. 13. The naturally conceived trio was quite the surprise. “I went to the […]